You and the society's email lists
ECS Mailing lists
Ao 1992; ECS Discussion groups Ao
The Society maintains several Mailing lists
on JISCmail, where we are the guest of the
Council for the Central Laboratories of the Research
Councils (CCLRC). This service used to be Mailbase of the
University of Newcastle, where we were guest since 1992(!).
There are three lists open for general use:
ECS-Talk is the central mailing
list. Here ECS members and non-members alike can
exchange views, put forward questions and provide
answers. This list is open to
subscription. Requests, book reviews, announcements
for conferences and museum displays and the like are most
ECS-Students is the ECS mailing list
for (university) student members and non-members. This
list is open to
subscription. Students are advised also to
subscription to ECS-Talk.
is the contact mail list for the ECS Ethics Committee. Please send
questions regarding ethics issues to this address.
used to channel information to and between members of
the ECS Council.
is the contact mail list for National Contact
Persons. Messages can be sent to all these contact
persons, but it is preferred if you contact the
national person in question directly. See the contact page for more
used to send messages to ECS members only,
members from previous years and
ECS-All to all
list members. Those lists can only be used by
ECS-members but postings will be moderated by the
list owners. Only messages that have a direct link
with being a ECS member will be accepted.
ECS-Talk for general messages.
Access JISCmail and get a password to fully
appreciate the list options. You are then able to search
the list(s) on-line for member’s mail address, access
the long term repository of postings and change all
settings for the way in which you receive the list
The JISCmail server also provides the option to set up
on-line discussions with people from your mailing list.
This setup looks like MSN or Instant Messenger but is
directly related to the mail list. See the JISCmail
server for more details.
Our simple rules:
- Use the mailing list only for information concerning
whale or dolphin research.
- Please keep the conversation polite and direct your
answer only to the sender and not the list.
- Refrain from SPAM (unwanted advertisements).
- Non ECS members are welcome to the lists, but the list
owners retain the right to remove you from any list without
prior notification or reason given.
- For any JISCmail list related subject, please refer
to the JISCmail web site for answers.
- If you have any questions regarding the ECS lists
in particular, contact the
For questions concerning the ECS or membership,
please contact the ECS
How do you join, use and
You can adjust many personal settings on Jiscmail. How often do you
want messages, what should the header look like, are you
out of the office for a longer while... Please go there and
get a password.
If you feel the need to get into contact with the owner of
the list, send a request to the address
If the list owners (or the
jiscmail system) recieve (many) error messages a day,
saying that your mail box cannot be reached, you will be
removed from the lists. You will not be notified of your
removal (because your mail box cannot be reached).
Why can't my mailbox be reached, you ask? Well, there are
- JISCmail looks at the FROM address to check you out. If
your FROM address is not accurate, this may cause a
problem. Your FROM address may change. Let's say from
'jdoe@' to 'john.doe@'. This may be caused by your system
administrator, your mail server or, worse, by yourself!
- Your luck or money or both may run out (or your
internet service provider ran out of luck or money or
both). System down. Temporary or permanently.
Mail box full?
You are always capable of rejoining
as described above. Also, if your mail address changes and
you are not able to send an UNsubscribe (or leave)
message from your OLD address, please notify the
list owners. If you do not receive regular (mail man)
mail, look here.